The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
They called themselves girls and preferred to use their husbands’ names (Mrs. John Doe). But the members of the League of Women Voters were movers and shakers in their communities.
Leaguers successfully advocated for the city manager form of government in Roseville, for effective sewer and drainage systems for their rapidly developing communities, for expanded parks and recreation facilities, for comprehensive land-use planning. They worked for human rights and juvenile justice. And, of course, they worked to inform voters about the important issues of the day.
Those accomplishments and more were celebrated by members of the Roseville-Maplewood-Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters (RoMaFH) at an April 25 ceremony marking its 60th anniversary.
Former state Rep. Mindy Greiling, a long-time League member, was the keynote speaker. “Much has changed since our League began 60 years ago,” she said. “It’s difficult to imagine us calling ourselves ‘girls’ or making matching rose pint skirts to wear to a function at City Hall. What has not changed is our commitment to our communities our concern for the democratic process, and our firm belief we can make a difference.
But she cited the League’s involvement in the statewide effort to defeat the proposed constitutional amendments that would require “Voter ID” and ban same-sex marriage as examples of the League’s continued commitment to the democratic process.
The May, 2013 Voter has a more extensive story on the event.
A link to a downloadable May Voter is near the bottom of this page.
The May, 2013 Voter has a more extensive story on the event. A link to a downloadable May Voter is near the bottom of this page.
The event wThe event was planned by a committee lead by Carole Erickson. Also contributing were Judy Berglund, Julianne Johnston, Carolyn Cushing, and Andrea Brodtmann. Music was performed by the Accidental Trio.
Members donated 65 pounds of food plus cash at the April meeting.
Donations to the Keystone Community Food Shelf have been running at a strong pace this year. Keep up the good work members. This has been a great help to those in need in our community.
Annual Meeting is Planned for May 29th
The annual meeting will be held on May 29th at 6:30 pm at the Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. Due to the 60th anniversary celebration, it is planned to be a lower key business meeting with desserts and coffee.
Desert and beverages will be served from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Dues may be paid at sign-in. The business meeting will begin at 7:00 and is expected to last until about 8:30 pm.
Note this date is changed from that reported earlier.
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May 2, 2013